Not all volunteering has to involve helping strangers in need.
When looking for volunteering opportunities I also looked in my inner circle as well. Close friends of ours are parents to two young children. In the past, I have tried to make an effort to give them a parent’s night out, away from places that serve chicken nuggets, and away from having to cutup someone else’s food. However, life gets busy and complicated and I wind up offering it far less than I would like.
My friend recently won the Teacher of the Year award for the high school she taught at. There was to be a reward ceremony and her parents were driving in from out of town to attend. At one of our girl’s dinners out, she told me she was having trouble securing a babysitter for that night and might have to take the kids along. Knowing…
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